JBF Environmental Technology has delivered the first JBF DIP400/420 class Oil Spill Response Boat to the Tunisian Agence
Nationale de Protection de l'Environment (ANPE).
JBF was selected by ANPE to build the boat, primarily based on their commitment to have the equipment actually pick up spilled oil. The technical engineers at ANPE found JBF's Dynamic Inclined Plane (DIP) skimmer could meet the tough requirements.
The vessel measures 23 x 8.5 ft., with a draft of only six in. in a light condition. The boat is designed with a fully open deck to allow for operation of either the DIP oil recovery system, or the debris collection system. The aft pilothouse provides for a clear view of the working deck.
The boat is equipped with twin 50 hp Honda four-stroke outboards. The four-stroke engines allow the boat to operate at one-three knot working speeds, continuously, without the problems found with two-stroke engines.
The boat is capable of 22 knots transit speed, and equipped with a 13 hp hydraulic power supply, a screw pump, a 1,320 gal. below-deck oil storage tank, navigation lights, deck flood lights, search light, compass and anchor.